Hello, Crafty Peeps!This week at 613 Avenue Create our Optional Twist is Paper Piecing. Click HERE for tutorial. What a great way to start off the week! Our wonderful sponsor is Squigglefly! They have some fabulous images and I knew immediately which one I wanted to use.
This is only the second time I have done any paper piecing. It is not a technique that immediately comes to mind when I start working on a project. When I saw this image I knew it would be perfect for the technique.
I will definitely have to use this technique more often.
Hop on over and add your creation. Remember we are an Anything Goes Challenge, so if you don't paper piece, no problem. We would love to see your project. You can submit up to three entries.
The most difficult decision in this design was the placement of the image. The original plan was to do a shadow box design and to place the image inside. I was playing around with my memory box frame dies and I realized I could get the effect I was looking for without the hassle of creating a shadow box.
The paper piecing made coloring easy. I colored the hair and exposed areas of the image but left the washboard and bucket uncolored. I added a thin layer of Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint to the tub and the exposed corner of the washboard. The sentiments are inked with TH DI Vintage Photo.
The hardest element to execute properly was the clothes line. I wanted it more taunt, but I didn't like the look of the clothes pins directly in front of the Laundry Room sign, so I let it droop a little. I guess the element with which I had the most fun was creating my suds. Alternating layers of glitter glue, clear gel tacky glue, and Mixed Berries Fairy Dust glitter, creates a 3D effect that is pretty cool.
THE BACK STORY
Image and Sentiments: Squigglefly "Am I Having Fun Yet?"
Die Cut Frame: Memory Box "Twirling Vine Frame"
Tiny Spring Clothes Pins: Forster Colored Tiny
Printed Papers: Floral Background: My Stash
Printed Paper: Swiss Dots, Chevrons, and Denim (skirt):
Recollections' Bright and Basic Paper Pad
Cardstock: Neenah Natural White Smooth
Colored with Copics
Misc. Supplies: TH DI : Vintage Photo
Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue
Donna Salazar's FairyDust Glitter - Mixed Berries
Queen & Co. Twinkle Glitter Glue
Pearls, brads, scor-tape, twine
Thanks for Stopping By! Hope to see you in the 613 Avenue Create Neighborhood!
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